Usain Bolt, the reigning world record-holder in the 100 and 200 meter sprints and two-time Olympic gold medalist. ended his six- month relationship with Slovakian fashion designer Lubica Slovak in order to focus on the upcoming London Olympics.
Bolt and Slovak had been together for six months prior to Bolt's decision to end the relationship. They started dating after Slovak moved to Jamaica after vacationing on the island.
The breakup may actually be good news for Bolt in his home country. He has been critized by local media in Jamaica for dating a white woman.
A local paper on the island ran a cartoon of Bolt running past a black woman with the word local on her shirt, and into the arms of a white woman with the words Slovakian fashion designer on it.
Another newspaper on the island has run several letters to the editor criticizing Bolt's decision to date a white woman.
The cartoon that ran in the Jamaica Observer after the pair began dating. medialeopard.com
Lubica Slovak is a 28-year-old fashion designer from Slovakia. hinterlandgazette.com
This photo of Slovak and Bolt kissing sparked racial anger from some in Jamaica. bleacherreport.net
Bolt and Slovak dated for six months before he ended the relationship in order to prepare for the Olympics. yardflex.com
Slovak emigrated to Canada as a teenager then recently moved to Jamaica after a vacation on the island. urbanislandz.com